Gartner Research

2018 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: High Tech

Published: 16 August 2018

ID: G00358787

Analyst(s): KC Quah , Virginia Howard

Summary

This research highlights the strategic and operational supply chain initiatives of the top high-tech companies, as featured in the Gartner Top 25 for 2018. Supply chain leaders can be inspired by the best practices of their progressive and innovative peers.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Common Themes in Top High-Tech Supply Chains
  • Digitalized Supply Chain
    • Digital Ecosystems
    • Embedded IoT Tracking for Customer Experience
    • Utilizing In-House Technologies to Improve Supply Chain Operations
    • Use of Augmented and Artificial Intelligence
    • Orchestrating in a Digital World
    • Accelerating Supply Chain Innovation
  • Highlights From the Top-Ranked High Tech Supply Chains
    • Master — Apple
    • No. 1 Cisco (No. 3 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 2 Intel (No. 5 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 3 HP Inc. (No. 14 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 4 Samsung (No. 17 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 5 Lenovo (No. 26 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 6 Nokia (No. 28 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 7 Huawei (No. 35 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 8 Philips (No. 53 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 9 Western Digital (No. 71 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • No. 10 Avnet (No. 83 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
    • Honorable Mention — Arrow Electronics (No. 90 in Gartner's Global Supply Chain Ranking)
  • Summary

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